Recent Blog Posts

  • What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

    September 1, 2016
    As the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping.
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  • What to Watch Out For when Restoring an Old House

    August 15, 2016
    If you are considering an old house for restoration, then you’ve most likely made peace with the fact that there’s a higher level of maintenance required. The good news is, if the house has been properly maintained throughout the years, then the structure may only need minimal work.
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  • What Makes A Product Green?

    August 1, 2016
    Green products are the catalysts that drive our movement toward a cleaner earth, but what makes a product green? Since the term “green” is used so often today for so many different concepts, how do we quantify it?
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  • Shedding Some Light: Shed Building Tips

    July 15, 2016
    If you find yourself reminiscing about the days when you could actually park your car in the garage, it may be time to build a shed. An outdoor shed is an attractive and convenient way to store things that accumulate and clutter up your garage or basement.
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  • Painting the Exterior of Your House This Summer

    July 1, 2016
    Painting the exterior of your house is an opportunity to spiff up the appearance of your home and extend the life of your exterior. Before you start painting the exterior of your house this summer you will need to prep and clean the exterior of your home thoroughly.
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  • Contractor Tips: Go Green with your Remodel

    June 15, 2016
    If you’re planning to tackle a remodeling project, keep in mind that it’s an excellent opportunity to make use of all of the green options available today. When doing so, make sure that you are adding green elements that are both practical and sustainable.
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  • Contractor Tips: Get the Remodel You Want for Less

    June 1, 2016
    Who doesn’t want to get the job done while reducing costs as much as possible? A valid question for either contractors or homeowners. Sadly, this is sometimes achieved by cutting corners, resulting in poor craftsmanship, unhappy customers, or for contractors, tarnished reputations.
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  • Green Building Advantages for Contractors

    May 15, 2016
    A recent McGraw-Hill study indicated that green homeowners are more satisfied and believe that green homes are higher quality, easier to maintain, more efficient, and offer health benefits. Studies report that home buyers are willing to pay for these benefits when purchasing their homes.
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  • Tip for Cutting Down a Tree Safely for the DIYer

    May 1, 2016
    There are some who may argue that cutting down a tree safely is not possible. Chainsaws can be quite dangerous, not to mention felling trees. Though intimidating, a chainsaw is still just a tool.
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  • Getting Your Kids Involved With Your Wood Projects

    April 15, 2016
    Kids are naturally creative. With them always learning, changing and doing new things, creativity is a natural byproduct. It’s who they are. However, the one thing that kids may value even more than making things is spending time with family.
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